VP-1 Templates, G Code and SolidWorks files

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    NOTE: These AREN'T VP-1 plans. They're just files that make it easier to build part of a VP-1. These files won't do any good without the plans.

    Here's a set of VP-1 G code, SolidWorks files, DXF's and templates for most of the 1/4" parts of a VP-1.

    The Templates are PDF (manual templates for non-CNC troglodytes <lol>) and can be printed on a large format printer. They have lots of scales printed on them to verify the print isn't distorted. The "36bb" template is for 36" wide printers (print at 100%).

    All of the other files need to be renamed (I had to name them PDF's so they'd upload).

    The DXF's are generic files that will load in most CAD and CAM software.

    The NC's are G Code. They might need some tweaking to work on different CNC machines.

    The SLDPRT's are SolidWork files. They should work on SW 2014 and newer.

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    Thank you for that ! Those will come handy when time comes to build one!
     
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    Tremendous gift to the VP community.
     
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    Maybe the 21st. century Volksplane is just a regular Volksplane made with a few 21st. century short cuts. ;)
     
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    It needs to be as light as possible in one sense, so it can be heavier in another sense. It needs electric to operate in a modern airspace environment. So everything possible to lighten the little ship without sacrificing structural integrity so you can add the weight of a modest electrical system without the performance suffering.
     
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    Beggars are like fleas and ticks. Are there any drawings of the ailerons of the VP-3? Especially if there is, and they have details of the Aileron balance arm.
     
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    The VP-3 drawings don't have the actual aileron drawings but there's enough there to reconstruct what Evan's was doing, I imagine the counter weight was the same style as the VP-1 and VP-2. ...I don't know if VP-3 ailerons will mean much on a VP-1 though (3 piece, cantilever wing with full span ailerons)

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    A VP-3 rudder on a VP-1 might be pretty cool though...

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    The center wing section on the VP-3 is full 46"x 84.5"? The VP-3 aileron area is about 5.28sq.ft. each though each 7ft. long. The VP-1 aileron area is about 5.45sq.ft. each but 4 1/4ft long.

    I was wondering if the aileron with a shorter chord would have the balance weight stick forward a corresponding shorter distance or if the leverage from the greater length would make it a moot point.

    I have been looking at the VP-3 plans available pretty hard today, I like it. Much of the fuselage would have to be done from the photos and the tie in details from the other components as well as the drawings from the other VP's, maybe not exact but I can get it to I think a fraction of an inch everywhere. It is very interesting.
     
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    I still have the VP-3 fuselage sitting in my hangar, I just haven't reverse engineered it into a set of drawings yet. The cockpit is way to snug for me so it's not high on the priority list.

    The pictures show just about all the info one would need to build one and I can take measurements and pictures of anything that's missing.

    It's a neat airplane, just a little too tight in the cockpit.

    P.S. one of the guys put a larger version of the -3 wing on a -2 (I posted pictures either here or on one of the VP groups. I don't know how it worked out or if it ever flew.
     
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    The fuselage looks a tad tight around the beltline for me too. I'll look for the pictures you mention. The slot in the very aft of the fuselage is for the stabilator pulley? Do you have an overall length?
     
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    I am considering my comfortable deck chair. It is 7" from the top of the seat to the top of the armrest. It is a comfortable height to rest my arms. If I raise the seat of the VP-3 to 7" from the gunnels it'll be the same difference. No structural mods just sit a few inches higher.
     
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    14" from seat top to the longerons? Your going to be sticking out the top quite a bit. ...you might look like a Shriner in a little parade airplane.

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    EDIT: the fairing adds another 3 or 4 inches so maybe not
     
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    Yes I realize that I would stick up quite a bit un-faired. However I would gain the "elbow room" needed without structural modification. Fairing the "blob" in the seat is a different kind of problem, but mostly just mockup and mold making (time) as it isn't going to affect the aircrafts primary structure.
     

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